CAIR Director Speaks at Smithsonian
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/8/06) – CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad spoke Tuesday at a seminar on “Culture and Security” organized by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.SEE: http://www.folklife.si.edu/
The seminar was designed to open up dialogue and discussion on the ways cultural matters inform questions of security and the ways security issues are shaping cultural concerns. It was also designed to move beyond policies based on the so-called “clash of civilizations.”
Other speakers included Thomas P.M. Barnett, author of “The Pentagon’s New Map,” Hugh Gusterson, Professor of Anthropology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Richard Kurin, director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.